A leap of faith for Christ - Pastor leaves comfort to answer special calling

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IT IS a leap of faith for a pastor who has been preaching at one church for 26 years, to suddenly decide to start a new church on his own.That is what Pastor Steven Hayle of the Church of Pentecost Jamaica has done.Hayle was pastor at the Alpine…

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Show guts in crime fight - Mahfood

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The usual complaint that crime-fighting efforts in Jamaica are hampered by a lack of resources is being challenged by businessman John Mahfood, who is of the opinion that the problem really rests in the Government’s lack of guts, and its failure to…

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Angel investing pays success forward

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Eight out of 115 seems like a small number, but as far as angel investing goes, that is like finding eight diamonds. Since starting in June 2014, First Jamaica (First AngelsJa) has notched eight ventures that are up and running, and while it is…

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Fly Jamaica nightmare - Parent-Teacher Association president among several Jamaicans stranded in Guyana as airline faces major challenges

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When president of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica Everton Hannam chose Fly Jamaica Airline to take him to Guyana for his annual end-of-year vacation, he could not guess the ordeal he would face.For more than one week, Hannam was…

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Role Switch - More Jamaican men becoming stay-at-home fathers

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March will make one year since Charles Hyatt Jr traded in his high-profile job so that he could stay home and take care of his two sons.Instead of power suits and meetings, he spends his days in sweats preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner for his…

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Rude Trump! - Region reacts to US president’s reported ’s…hole country’ comment on Haiti

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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has ditched diplomacy and reacted with anger over recent comments allegedly made by United States President Donald Trump in which Haiti, El Salvador and African countries were described as ’s…holes’.According to…

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Data disquiet! - Proposed powerful Information Commissioner sparks concerns

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The proposals surrounding the creation of an office of an Information Commissioner have raised the first red flag in the Data Protection Act now being considered by a Joint Select Committee (JSC) of Parliament.The legislation provides for a…

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Weed push! - Health ministry hopeful as WHO considers medicinal properties of ganja

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Jamaica’s Ministry of Health and officials of other countries have convinced the General Assembly and the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to conduct a review to recognise the medicinal properties of ganja.The 40th Expert…

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‘Digging graves with knives and forks’ - Many Jamaicans are eating themselves to death warns expert

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There is more concern that Jamaicans are eating themselves into an early grave, with statistics indicating that 67 per cent of deaths in the country are linked to poor diet.While the frightening murder rate is given prominence in the news, Professor…

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Early retirement packages now being offered to civil servants

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The Government has started to introduce its planned early retirement programme in the public sector, with workers at the Jamaica Library Service (JLS) among the first to be targeted.But with several unanswered questions, the JLS employees have…

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